How worried were you that the Wings wouldn’t re-sign Ryan Sproul? No seriously, were you worried?
Today, in one of two deals signed by the team, Sproul re-signed for two years:
#RedWings Ryan Sproul agrees to 2-year deal. First year is 2-way $600k and 2nd year 1-way at $650k
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) September 23, 2016
But perhaps more fun, there was the second deal announced:
We arrived to that point in the offseason where we thought it’d never happen. But then, of course, it did. There was the eternal king of the Red Wing organization one-year deal.
Daniel Cleary is back with #Griffins. He has signed a one-year contract to return.
— Pete Wallner (@petewallner) September 23, 2016
Neither move is overly surprising, as Sproul’s definitely still waiting on a proper NHL chance, and Cleary is well, Cleary. Though I think it’s interesting to see Cleary keep going at this point. He’s obviously well, well, past his prime and serving more as a mentor than a real roster player.
Fun fact: Cleary was one of four players 30 years of age or older on the Griffins last year, along with Nathan Paetsch, Jeff Hoggan, and Triston Grant.